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    New Amazon Echo Show - A touchless touch????

    The problem I have right now is Amazon are developing new products, features and capabilities quicker than I can develop the Alexa skill for Squeeze Box in my spare time.

    Take this, for example;

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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J24C0TI/ref=fs_ods_kt


    It's the new Echo Show and it adds a screen to the mix. Now, I'm thinking, Hmm, a voice controlled Touch, with all that other good stuff like you tube, and video calling, and a camera. Yikes!

    I'm digging now for more details on audio capabilities but I see at least another year of development ahead once I get past skill v1.0....


    Update: Just read the specs. It's a touchscreen as well.
    Last edited by meep; 2017-05-09 at 08:23. Reason: new info


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    My thought this morning upon seeing renderings of this device was similar to yours: can it be made to run piCorePlayer and JiveLite? Until we see the back of it, however, we have no idea if there are any outputs.

    EDIT: Picture is here and there is only a power port:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010CEHQTG/ref=fs_ods_kt?th=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    My thought this morning upon seeing renderings of this device was similar to yours: can it be made to run piCorePlayer and JiveLite? Until we see the back of it, however, we have no idea if there are any outputs.

    EDIT: Picture is here and there is only a power port:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010CEHQTG/ref=fs_ods_kt?th=1
    It will play to external audio hardware via Bluetooth and it remains to be seen (heard?) how good the internal speakers are. No onvious audio connections as you point out - even the echo dot has a line out.


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    The Amazon launch site does say - 7" touchscreen
    Nothing in the video shows the screen being touched - but they are trying to push Alexa.

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    Got a touch screen on this


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    I don't think I want a high res camera totally under amazon's control in my home...
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    Dual 2 inch stereo speakers
    Oh boy.

    The touch screen is probably the least important part of an SB compatible audio player. People have their smart phones grafted to their bodies these days.

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    Coming soon to an Echo device near you ... voice calling

    http://www.aftvnews.com/voice-callin...and-echo-dots/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    Got a touch screen on this


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    Interesting. Can you give us an idea of the parts list for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apesbrain View Post
    Interesting. Can you give us an idea of the parts list for this?
    I've got one of those ... it's a Cisco Home Energy monitor (essentially a O2 Joggler - search on Ebay!). It uses a specialised OS called SqueezePlay OS - http://birdslikewires.co.uk/squeezeplay-os
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    Castbridge - Chromecast 1 + Chromecast Audio
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